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PhD topics for research students

Find below a list of currently available self-funded PhD topics.

We encourage all students to contact the supervisor or the alternative contact person for more information and an informal chat to discuss the process of applying and preparing your research statement. For more information on how to apply click here.

Supervisory Control System Using Wireless Network
In this project a supervisory control system will be developed to support Wireless Sensor Network (WSN). WSN are increasingly used in a multitude of applications such as environmental and structural h...
Self Funded
Granular Computing for Power Electronics Circuits Optimisation
Granular computing is an emerging computing paradigm of information processing. It concerns the processing of complex information entities called information granules, which arise in the process of da...
Self Funded
Intelligent coordination of end-users energy demand for the sustainable next-generation energy network
As part of energy demand and sustainability of future energy grid, energy generation, transmission and distribution; a more systematic and proactive approach for the next-generation electric grid is n...
Self Funded
Autonomous 5G Networks
5G Networks are expected to support many use cases ranging from autonomous vehicles, e-health, industry 4.0, entertainment, transport, smart cities etc. which will place a wide range of technical requ...
Self Funded
Leaving Neverland: pedophilia, publics and fandoms
This project investigates the receptions and aftermath of the documentary 'Leaving Neverland' in relation to Michael Jackson's legacy of music, performance, and his fan base. It asks why, in the midst...
Self Funded
Targeting TERT and the MYCN gene network as a novel therapeutic approach for high-risk neuroblastoma
MYCN belongs to a small family of transcription factors implicated in fundamental cellular processes. There are 3 members of the MYC family in mammalian cells, c-MYC, MYCN and L-MYC. They interact wit...
Self Funded
Eliminating avoidable single-use plastic packaging in the UK
In the UK, the plastics industry places approximately 5 million tonnes of plastics onto the UK market each year, of which approximately 2.2 million tonnes is packaging. Most of the plastic packaging w...
Self Funded
Neural basis of perceptual expertise in sport
Functional neuroimaging studies in our laboratory have, over the last decade, identified neural correlates of perceptual expertise in sports including tennis, badminton, football and hockey. They have...
Self Funded
Modelling the t(6:9) translocation and MYB-NFIB gene fusion using the Crispr/Cas9 technology: implications for adenoid cystic carcinoma.
Recent advances in genomic technologies have revealed frequent MYB rearrangements in human malignancies. MYB, MYBL1 and MYBL2 belong to a small gene family encoding transcription factors whose role in...
Self Funded
Regulation of Brk/PTK6 Expression in Breast Cancer Cell Lines
Brk/PTK6 is an intracellular tyrosine kinase whose expression is up-regulated in many breast cancers and high expression has been linked to higher tumour grade. It has been shown to potentiate EGF, IG...
Self Funded